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Effective: May 2019
vavs+ Network Collection and Use of Personal Information:
vavsPLUS.Network, INC collects Personal Information supplied to us voluntarily by members, donors, supporters, volunteers, and visitors to our Website. We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you for future support. In order to utilize certain features of our Website, to receive information from vavs+ Network or to make a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted,
and by providing it, you are consenting to such use. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about vavs+ Network activities, fundraising or membership communications, to conduct matching on Facebook or other social media, or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection and/or in this Policy. If you supply vavsPLUS.Network with your postal address online, you may receive periodic postal mailings from us providing information on veterans’ benefits, vavs+ Network services, or our funding needs. vavsPlus Network uses its best efforts not to share information it collects from members. vavsPLUS Network does not rent or sell the names of its members to other organizations. In the case of vavs+Network-related co- branded promotions that support the fulfillment of vavsPLUS Network’s mission,vavs+ Network permits mailings and emails to its members. The mailings and emails are produced and sent by third party data management and mailing companies selected by vavsPLUS Network, and in limited cases, vavs+ Network may provide information directly to the promotion partner. The member information provided to the data management and mailing companies and promotion partner is at all times subject to strict non-disclosure requirements.
vavsPLUS.Network uses the non-personally identifiable Aggregate Data information to improve the design and content of the Website and to enable vavs+ Network to personalize your internet experience. vavsPLUS.Network, INC
may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Website usage as well as create services to fit your needs. Also, vavs+ Network shares this Aggregate Data with vavsPlus Network’s related entities, advertisers, partners, and/or other third party vendors. VAVS+ Network, INC shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.
No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while vavs+ Network uses commercially-reasonable means to protect Website visitors’ Personal Information, vavs+ Network cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Use of Email Address and Cellular Telephone Numbers: When you become a subscriber or donate to vavsPLUS.Network, INC or sign up on our Website, or complete some other data form, you will be asked to supply your email address and/or telephone number(s). You may also participate in texting or similar mobile programs of the vavsPLUS Network, including fundraising activities. By providing your email address and/or your cellular telephone number, you are consenting to receive subscription services, fundraising, and other contacts from vavsPLUS Network. vavsPLUS Network does not sell or rent your email address or telephone number to any third party. Email addresses and telephone numbers provided to vavsPLUS Network are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails or mobile communications and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you. vavsPLUS Network complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. All email messages contain a link to unsubscribe from vavsPLUS email. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to vavsPLUS at any time by contacting vavs+ Network or by giving a notice by United States mail to the following address at the end of this Policy.
Information Provided Offline by Donors and Volunteers: Rental Lists and Cooperatives:
vavsPLUS Network may rent or exchange with third parties the names and postal addresses of donors or volunteers who have provided their name and address offline to enhance and optimize efforts to secure a new supporters and to raise funds to support important functions and services. These third parties may include other nonprofit and commercial companies.
vavsPLUS Network may also provide certain personal information obtained offline – such as donor’s name, address and giving history – to companies and cooperatives that use the information to help vavsPLUS Network improve its fundraising efforts. These companies and cooperatives may use this personal information to advise other third parties in their marketing and fundraising campaigns and may share your name and address, but no other associated Personal Information, with those third parties.
Your California Privacy Rights:
To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by vavsPLUS.Network pursuant to California law, please contact vavsPLUS.Network, INC at the postal and email address, and telephone number that follows. User Submissions:
vavsPLUS.Network, INC welcomes your comments and participation on its Website. However, you acknowledge that if you send us creative suggestions, stories, photos, videos, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information, the information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of vavsPLUS.Network, INC. By submission of any information to us, you assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such information and
shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation.
As a user of vavsPLUS.Network’s Websites, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of the posting. Therefore, do not impersonate another person and transmit material to us that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; do not send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; do not send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; do not send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; and do not send sexually explicit images, advertising or solicitations of business, or chain letters.
You represent and warrant that any information and/or material you post or provide to vavsPLUS.Network through any medium is truthful, accurate, not misleading, not confidential property of others, and not in violation of any other third party’s rights. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that all submissions will become the property of vavs+ Network and that vavsPLUS Network has the right to publish or republish the submission for any type of use including for promotional and advertising purposes without compensation to you of any kind. Should your submission include third party materials, you grant, represent and warrant that you, as well as the owner of such content, have expressly granted vavsPLUS Network a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide exclusive license to use the submission in any manner, media or form now known or hereafter developed. vavsPLUS Network shall have the right to sublicense its rights.
Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your
computer when you use the internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Use of “Cookies”:
Our Website server uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption on all forms that capture information entered on our webpages. Furthermore, when you make a donation to vavsPLUS Network, INC using a credit card, the credit card information is transferred under SSL encryption to PayPal, our transaction partner. The credit card information is not stored by vavsPLUS.Network,INC. SSL technology is the industry standard used to protect personal information on the internet.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Website, we ask them for the friend’s name and email
address. vavsPLUS Network will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit vavsPLUS’s Website. vavsplus network stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. Other Websites:
Our Website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which vavsPLUS Network has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different from ours. Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this Website.
Use of the Website from Outside the United States:
A Special Note about Children:
vavsPLUS Network does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to access our Website. We only collect
information on children 13-17 in conjunction with volunteer opportunities.
Modification of Policy and Terms:
Opt-out/Contact vavsPLUS Network:
vavsPLUS.Network, INC (vavs+ Network)
Asheville, NC 28815
We will act on all opt-out requests as soon as possible, but please bear in mind that many mail communications are created months ahead of time. If you would like to review your Personal Information we maintain or request a correction, please contact us via email or by calling 828-348-9318.